Reply to post: Re: Is It Just Me But

Mission Extension Vehicle-1 launches to save space from zombie satellites

rg287 Silver badge

Re: Is It Just Me But

First of all, the owner will know it happened and will want to retaliate (somehow).

"Somehow" would be the easy bit - if the MEV grabs hold of the rocket bell, all the victim has to do is fire their engine. The MEV may not be thrown off (depends on grappling mechanism) but it's unlikely to come out of the encounter well. You may well damage your bird as well with such a tactic but some people would consider that preferable to having their satellite carried away by a third party.

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